R. Kelly's Former Lakeview Mansion Sells for $2.64 Million

Selling price was 30 percent lower than what the mansion was listed for in June 2010

By Robert Rodriguez
|  Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 11:19 PM CDT
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An 11-room Lakeview mansion, that once belonged to Grammy Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, sold for $2.64 million last week.

The residence, at 1010 W. George St., was built as a church in 1885 but it was converted to a private residence in the 1980s. Kelly bought four-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot mansion for $1.107 million in 1994 and sold it for $2.25 million in 2002.

In 2008, the home was purchased out of foreclosure for $1 million and underwent some renovations.

The new additions to the house included an elevator, roof deck, $7,000 shower head and the demolition of a basketball court with a featured mural of R. Kelly and the Tasmanian Devil, to make room for a garage.

The original asking price for the mansion was slated at $3.89 million in June 2010, but the current owner and former renter was able to secure the house for 30 percent less than the 2010 listed price.

The house also features a large lofted living room area overlooking an indoor lap pool, 6-1/2 baths, two fireplaces, a mezzanine level with a family room, a 1,600 gallon shark tank, a 1,500-square-foot roof deck with a complete fireplace and a full knotty pine spa room.

The wood-paneled "Colorado Room" was the scene for the infamous R. Kelly sex tape scandal that allegedly featured Kelly having sex with and urinating on an underage girl. Kelly was acquitted of the charges after the jury found the video to be inconclusive and were unable to confidently identify the man in the video.

Kelly now lives in a 20,000-square-foot-mansion in Olympia Fields.

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